The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) reported that in Mexico there will be around 1,912,178 births during the year 2021, representing an increase of 17.4% compared to the previous year (2021).
According to the press release, in Mexico the rate of births registered per thousand women of reproductive age was 55.6 units, registering an increase of 7.7 units compared to 2020.
In which Mexican states were more births registered?
The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) reported that Chiapas was the state of the Mexican Republic that registered the highest birth rate with 99.8, followed by Guerrero with 72.5 and Zacatecas with 67.9 in 2021.
On the contrary, the states that reported the lowest birth rate were Mexico City (CDMX) with 37.4, Yucatan with 34.6, and Baja California Sur with 45.5 in 2021. September was the month with the highest birth rate, registering 184,323 newborns.
51.4% of births were to mothers between 20 and 29 years of age.
During the past 2021, mothers between 20 and 29 years of age at the time of birth accounted for 51.4% of all registered births. On the other hand, mothers under 15 years of age had 6,476 registered births.
Around 987,452 mothers reported being in the union at the time of registration, while 458,275 women reported being married. The highest levels of schooling reported by mothers were 660,154 women with high school or equivalent, while 475,821 women had high school or equivalent.
Where were mothers cared for during the birth of their babies?
According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), the hospital was the place where most births were attended, registering around 1,689,996 deliveries. This was followed by private homes, where 91,336 births were attended. A total of 87.8% of births were attended by medical personnel, while 5.1% were attended by nurses and midwives.
More male births registered in 2021
According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) during the past year (2021) the highest percentage of registered births were to males
83.2% of the babies obtained their birth certificate before their first birthday, while 4.0% corresponded to children who were six years old or older.
In 80.9% of the cases, both parents attended the birth registration, while in 14.4% only the mother attended.